[OSS Oxon] Swim the Thames #2 - catchup for those that missed it Water Eaton to Castle Eaton (Red Lion)

Peter McMunn petermcmunn at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 18 13:15:11 BST 2011

JeremyWish I could be with you for this catch-up but am still away until July 11th, so will have a lot of catching up to do when I get back. But hope to see you again further down-stream!Peter

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 21:48:51 +0100
From: jeremy at wellingham.com
To: ossoxon at earth.li; ossrats at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] Swim the Thames #2 - catchup for those that missed it Water Eaton to Castle Eaton (Red Lion)


    Details of Swim #2 (Catch up for those that missed it the first time
    around) in OSS Oxford and Reading's Swim the Thames event series.
    This is the second swim of the OSS Swim the Thames event and we will
    pick up where we left off at Water Eaton footbridge. Hopefully by
    now the Thames will be deep enough to allow for more swimming than
    wading. The swim will combine swims 3 and 4 and some of swim 5 from
    Michael Worthington's book - 'I
      Love the Thames' - and will cover about 4km.


      We will be meeting at 10:30 on Sat 25 June 2011 in the Red Lion
      car park at Castle Eaton (marked by the green arrow). We have
      promised we will eat lunch there at the end of our swim.




      The swim will be from Water Eaton footbridge (marked by green




      to the Red Lion. We will walk up stream to the Water Eaton
      footbridge along the Thames path to familarise ourselves with the


      Then swim back to the Red Lion for lunch. The Red Lion is the
      first pub on the Thames and the grounds go down to the river so
      must be part of the Swim the Thames experience. Following our
      experience with swim (wade) #1 this is going to require a decent
      pair of 'feet' - a pair of surf boots with thick grip soles - but
      you can get cheap shoes of the kind that you can buy at the beach
      for very little and they'll do, either on their own, or with a
      pair of wetsuit socks which are again quite cheap. (See OSS
      Facebook Wading shoes discussion

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55781602829&v=app_2373072738#!/topic.php?uid=55781602829&topic=17110 ).


      By attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have
      read and accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement:



      See you there!


      Jeremy & Sef


      Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com


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